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National Poison Prevention Week

Take Steps To Make Your Home A Healthy Home

National Poison Prevention Week focuses on the danger of drugs and other poisons and how to keep your family safe.

Nearly nine out of 10 unintentional poisonings occur in the home, and people of all ages are at risk of poisoning, from things as varied as insect stings, medication overdoses, exposure to household cleaners, or recreational drugs. Every minute counts in a poison emergency. Poison help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been poisoned, immediately call the toll-free Poison Help line (1-800-222-1222), which connects you to your local poison center.

To get tips on what to do in a poisoning emergency and how to prevent poisonings in your home visit https://poisonhelp.hrsa.gov/.

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